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Govt abolishes Legislative Council under JK Reorganization Act, 2019


Srinagar, Oct 18 (GCCurrentAffairs) Jammu and Kashmir government has issued formal orders for abolition of state Legislative Council and opening of new administrative secretariat in Ladakh under the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, which was passed in August 2019.

Through this legislation the central government revoked the special status granted to J&K and divided the state into two Union territories — J&K and Ladakh.

The government issued orders under section 57 of J&K Reorganisation Bill 2019.

According to the order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) on late on Thursday evening, all the staff of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council shall report to GAD by October 22, 2019 and the vehicles purchased for Legislative Council from time to time are transferred to Director State Motor Garages.

The Secretary of the Council has been directed to transfer all records pertaining to the Council Secretariat, including related legislative business, to the Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.

With this, the tenure of all 22 current Members of Legislative Council (MLCs) has also come to an end. J&K Reorganisation Bill 2019 was passed by Parliament in the first week of August. J&K and Ladakh will be a UT from November 1.

Via UNI-India

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